How IEEE Uses STEM Electronic Mentoring to Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers

The Instituteiee TryEngineering Together is looking for volunteers to mentor children who are interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program-an e-mentoring platform that connects industry professionals with children in third, fourth, and fifth grade-was developed in partnership with Cricket Media. IEEE TryEngineering Together incorporates both teacher-led, in-class activities and virtual communication and engagement with a volunteer who is remotely interacting with the student. Volunteers have the opportunity to share their personal experiences, discuss how science has changed their life, and support hands-on in-classroom activities. IEEE Executive Director Stephen Welby, an IEEE Fellow, spoke about the organization’s efforts in the How IEEE Uses STEM eMentoring to Help Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers webinar. Below is a selection of questions and responses from the webinar.

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